Twice named an All-American City by the National Civic League and located in southeastern New Mexico, Roswell is a charming community with a population of just under 50,000, and a center for irrigated farming, dairying, ranching, manufacturing distribution, and petroleum production. At an elevation of 3,649 feet, Roswell has a remarkably stable climate and a landscape that is colorful as its history that is perfect for all types of outdoor activities.
Placing it in the top-tier of the nation’s museums, the Roswell Museum and Art Center (RMAC) is one of only 1,021 museums out of 35,000 nationwide to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums for its excellence in operations and programs.
The Museum houses 8,000 objects that are significant examples of historic, modern, and contemporary art, including works by noted New Mexico modernists, and the regionalists Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth. Notable within the fine arts collection are extraordinary works by modernists Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Victor Higgins, and Andrew Dasburg. The museum holdings also include two rare and comprehensive history collections, The Robert H. Goddard Collection of Liquid Propellant Rocketry and The Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West.
The Director is responsible for the planning, development, and management of the Museum’s collection and the management of a staff of 18, 8 studio instructors and an annual budget of $1 million. RMAC is fortunate to have superior support from volunteers and financial support from the City of Roswell and the RMAC Foundation.
The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in fine arts, art history, or related subject area and five years of administrative experience or a Bachelor’s degree in similar disciplines with ten years of administrative experience. Considerable appreciation, knowledge, and experience in the history, art, and artifacts of the American Southwest are desirable.
- Roswell, New Mexico, 88201, United States
- January 14, 2016
- Director of Museum and Art Center
- City of Roswell, NM